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ISSUE 10: Scale studies help mining companies maximize payload, increase production

As mines around the world look for ways to lower their operating costs, a number of them are beginning to recognize a tool that can make a significant contribution in this effort: Scales. Whether they are permanent fixtures or temporary installations for a one-time study, scales make it possible for mines to lower costs by helping them maximize payload, increase production, increase efficiencies, reduce fuel usage and more.

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ISSUE 7: Improving efficiency underground: A challenge worth tackling

Underground mining is a complicated process, and even the smallest improvements in efficiency can result in a major increase in cost per ton. Whether it’s a faster cycle time or a decrease in fuel usage, everything can have a big impact on the bottom line. Caterpillar underground efficiency expert Larry Widdifield talks about some of the simplest things any underground mine can do to help make operations more efficient than ever.

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ISSUE 6: Jinfeng mine: Going underground to create the second largest gold mine in China

China’s second-largest gold mine — the Jinfeng mine in Guizhou province — began life as an open-pit operation. When the time came to expand underground to continue mining this rich deposit, Sino Gold Mining Ltd. turned to the global mining industry for models and best practices and was able to develop a mine based on similar sites in Australia and the United States — a true example of the industry’s global nature.

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ISSUE 5: Minera Antamina: Setting the standard. Driving the future.

Antamina mine in Peru is one of the largest and most productive mines in the world, and their success can be attributed in part to their dedication to safety and community relationships. Beginning with their industry-standard greenfield development and continuing into today, Antamina’s leadership has placed caring for the environment, their employees and the community at large above even cost and profit in their decision-making process.

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